Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,412 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Separation
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Sin Eater
Score distribution:
1,412 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most memorable David vs. Goliath courtroom showdown in recent memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If, at times, Shine's luster reveals more elbow grease than internal radiance, the movie is still a moving tribute to the human capacity to overcome all odds.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Raises fascinating question within a compelling narrative framework, and is also intriguing for the glimpse it provides into the inner workings of Orthodox Judaism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most stylish and original John Grisham story on film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Knockout ensemble performances like these don't come around all that often, though, and when they do they ought to be savored.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hopefully find the audience it deserves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Even though the storyline of Real Women Have Curves is a somewhat familiar tale, the film's originality lies in the way in which it's told.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ron Howard has delivered a movie that’s a big departure from his previous film, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." We may not remember him for "The Alamo," but we're glad he kept the Stetson.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Together's portrait of its social moment is right-on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It becomes unmistakably clear that Wuornos’ wretched childhood and young life is representative of a deep failure within American society to adequately protect our young and defenseless. This becomes part of the movie’s argument against capital punishment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What's fascinating is the depth of humanity Cruise finds within the character of Jerry and also Cruise's generosity toward the other actors in the story -- a generosity that allows all the other performers to shine and create vivid and memorable characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If anything, A Few Good Men errs by throwing almost too many elements, themes and moral debates into the mix thus, by default, they sometimes seem shallowly developed and overly simple. Then again, that perhaps allows them to connect with more universal experiences.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A bracing ode to the city -- a place of aching beauty and poverty, encompassed by a disconcerting halo of ancient culture and modern nihilism.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is wickedly hilarious but more in a droll and knowing kind of sense than a har-de-har-har manner.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The performances in this costume drama are wonderful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Nolan creates an effective thriller, although he keeps his stylistic pyrotechnics to a minimum.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Pamela Gray's script and the way these actors bring the characters to life are the film's real treasures.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The storyline is something of a hodge-podge but what the narrative lacks in honing and straight-ahead storytelling it more than makes up for with well-aimed barbs and acutely focused observations...this funny, funny satire gets us where we live.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although little is ultimately “solved” or demystified in The Piano Teacher, the movie allows a chaperoned peek into the mind of one of civilization's “discontents.”
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What The Newton Boys lacks in dramatic definition, it more than compensates for with its underlying intelligence and visual luster.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A triumph of style over logic. Although this is not necessarily a good thing, it works spectacularly in this instance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A formulaic family melodrama whose craftsmanship and sensitivity to its characters raises it to the level of sublime group portrait.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    DreamWorks has gathered for the movie and for these extracurricular projects an amazing collection of voice talent that complements the film's stunning technical achievements.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A fun, well-assembled and -performed slice of life that requires no special affinity with the subject matter in order to -- ahem -- get one's groove on.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A documentary whose content might possibly have further reach than the book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A political thriller with topical currency, Spartan delivers the goods.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Too much is tossed into the ring and the last hour becomes a frantic swell of emotions and ideas, not all of which are exactly on point.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A work that shellacs itself into your consciousness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    You get the sense that this elegant, tough-guy jazz caper is a movie Clint Eastwood might have been proud to make.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Before lapsing into the land of the insipid,... John Hughes actually made a few movies that shined some light on the trials of modern adolescence. The Breakfast Club is one of them.